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Commercial fire alarm systems for M&S Simply Food stores

Tecserv UK is delighted to have been appointed by Eco-1, a leading green electrical installation company to install commercial fire alarm systems within a number of new Marks & Spencer ‘Simply Food’ stores located throughout the UK.

We are one of a number of preferred suppliers working on an extensive capital project aimed at rolling out new ‘Simply Food’ retail stores in various locations across the UK. Tecserv will be installing commercial fire alarm systems within 21 new stores during 2017, and those completed so far include: Chilwell Nottingham, Queens Drive in Liverpool,  two in Sutton Coldfield and a number of sites in London.

The latest in commercial fire alarm system technology has been specified to meet Marks & Spencers’ very stringent fire and safety policies and procedures. Each new store will be installed with an analogue addressable fire alarm system utilising Apollo Discovery Protocol. Apollo was chosen because their smoke and heat sensors have a high immunity to false alarms but are able to quickly distinguish a real fire situation.

Apollo Fire Detectors Ltd specialises in the design and manufacture of high-quality fire detection solutions for commercial and industrial applications. In 2009, Apollo was awarded the Royal Warrant by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of its official supplier status to the Royal Household. Apollo was the first UK company of its kind to hold three consecutive Queen’s Awards for Export Achievement.

Using products from manufacturers with such high credentials enable Tecserv to meet high quality engineering standards and customer satisfaction.

Commenting, Tecserv UK, project Manager Lewis Russell said, “We are very conscious of the need to liaise with other contractors working on each new build to ensure that our installation timetable is kept in tune with other works being carried out.  We ensured strict compliance with fire safety regulations and that our phase of the project is completed on time and within budget.”

Eco-1 are based in the West Midlands and specialise in working closely alongside their clients to provide the most efficient, innovative and sustainable electrical installations possible. ECO-1 are dedicated to deliver every project safely, on time, on budget and to the highest quality.

John Jenkinson, Operations Director at Eco-1, commented, “M&S has a very strict global fire strategy. It was important we partnered with a fire solutions specialist that shared our ethos for using green technology as well as the knowledge and expertise required to meet all project deadlines.”

Tecserv has been installing and maintaining commercial fire alarm systems and security systems within existing M&S retail and food stores a number of years. The company is also currently involved an ongoing project to update the fire alarm systems in existing stores to install the latest technology.

Marks & Spencer was founded in 1884 and has grown from a single market stall to an international, multi-channel retailer. It has 914 UK stores, including 222 owned and 349 franchise Simply Food stores which account for 50% of UK turnover.


Colin Milligan

Colin joined Tecserv UK Ltd in 2010. He has been in the fire and security industry for 30 years + and in that time has held a number of senior positions. His experience helps to bring focus and growth to our sales and marketing strategy by being objective driven and KPI measured.

Posted on: 3 March 2017
Last updated: 6 May 2022
Posted in: News, Uncategorised
Author: Colin Milligan